If you are sensitive to many cosmetic balms, or are just fed up with buying lip balm full of harsh chemicals, why not make your own lip balm at home?
It’s Fun & Easy To Do!
Not only is it fun and easy to do, once your friends see what you have made, they are likely to want some sent their way.
You Will Need:
A medium sized pot
A spoon to stir with
A large glass measuring cup (with pouring spout on it)
A spare plate (to test the balm on)
Tube containers – To buy or view see Lip Balm Container Tubes
Glass test Bottles – To buy or view see Cosmetic Glass Sample Jars – (Optional)
Test tube container – To buy or view see Test Tube Container – (Optional)
Organic beeswax pastilles – To buy or view see Organic Beeswax Pastilles
Organic coconut oil – To buy or view see Organic Coconut Oil
Essential Oil – To buy or view see Essential Oil – Peppermint (Or get any flavor you prefer)
WARNING: Only us Pure or Premium Grade essential oils for making cosmetics. Fragrance grade essential oils can contain ingredients that are NOT safe for cosmetic use.
Instructions on How to – Make The Lip Balm
(As per the video above)
(1) Put enough water in the pot to be about 1 -2 inches above the bottom.
(2) Bring water to the boil, then turn down to a medium heat.
(3) Add the beeswax and coconut oil to the glass measuring cup
(In the video above the amounts below were used)
- 24 tsp Beeswax pellets
- 8 tsp Coconut oil
(4) Place glass measuring cup into the pot of hot water to melt the Beeswax and oil – Keep it at a medium heat – (Don’t boil), stir from time to time. (Do NOT put a lid on the pot, as this can cause moisture from condensation to drip into the balm).
(5) Once the mixture has melted and blended, it is time to TEST it. Put a few drops of it on a spare plate, allow it to cool and dry. Once cooled, scoop some out onto your finger and apply to your lips.
The balm should not be too hard or too soft in consistency.
- The more Beeswax you add – the harder the balm will be
- The more Coconut oils you add – the softer the balm will be
You may need to re-test until the consistency is to your liking.
For example: If the balm is too soft, add a little amount at a time of Beeswax (to harden it). If the balm is too hard, add a little amount at a time of Coconut oil (to soften it).
When you are happy with the consistency – Go on to step 6
(6) Put a couple of drops of the peppermint essential oil into the mixture, and stir in.
(7) TEST – Put a few drops of balm on a spare plate, allow it to cool and dry. Once cooled, scoop some out onto your finger and apply to your lips.
You may need to do steps 6 & 7 a few times to get the desired taste/smell density you like.
(8) Now pour the lip balm into the containers to set.
End Note: SEEK ADVICE FROM A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL…
If – You are unsure whether to use this lip balm
If – You have an allergic reaction to the lip balm
Article written by Wen Dee
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